Centre for JPETS Quality Assessment


Overview and Mission

Centre for Japan Pre-Entry Tuberculosis Screening (JPETS) Quality Assessment was established in April 2020, to assist the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labour, Japan, in its operation of Japan’s pre-entry tuberculosis(TB) screening programme. Our Mission is to provide technical support and recommendations based on long-established expertise in TB control both in and outside Japan, and contribute to delivering high-quality pre-entry TB screening for people travelling to Japan.

Our main roles are threefold:
  1. To conduct monitoring and evaluation of panel clinics, and assist clinics to provide high-quality pre-entry TB screening services for their clients,
  2. To respond to inquiries from panel clinics related to JPETS, and
  3. To analyze screening data, publish reports, and share the outcomes and implications with related parties.

About Japan Pre-Entry TB Screening Programme

Japan has introduced the pre-entry TB screening in 2020, as one of the core components of its national TB control programme. It is intended to identify active TB and requests those who wish to stay in Japan for over 3 months as mid- or long-term residents as prescribed in Article 19-3 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, from the following countries: China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Nepal, to undergo TB screening and be issued a TB Screening Clearance Certificate prior to travelling to Japan.

This programme has not started yet as of August, 2022. We will announce here before starts.

Information for Panel Clinics

Latest JPETS Technical Instruction (version 1.1)

Frequently Asked Questions

Coming soon


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3-1-24 Matsuyama, Kiyose-shi, Tokyo 204-8533 Japan